Nathan is the creator behind a children's show/group called The Foodies and the songs are the stuff of nightmares. After signing a deal that will leave him wealthy he ends up suffering an attack while trying to talk dirty to his girlfriend (yes I laughed through that whole scene). After seeing a doctor and finding out he has a tumor that will ultimately kill him, Nathan is left telling his family and girlfriend about his diagnosis. So far we get to see him going through anger and now depression. The book is funny though, Spalding has a great way of writing humorous scenes even when things are going terribly for Nathan.
I just realized this book fits this week's 52 week challenge (the cover is green) so going to read for that.
For me, this one was just...okay. There was virtually no context to introduce the new characters and I just didn't connect with them. It was an great plot, lots of twists and turns and the very creepy Dr Eben. I enjoyed the history (The Burke & Hare story is always fascinating) and of course, the little bookshop and its treasures, both human and inanimate, are a big draw for me but I found it was difficult to hold my interest and I struggled to finish it. Still, this is a great series and there's a lot to love for cozy mystery fans.
Hilarious! From the warm characters to the fun plots, this series always brings an enjoyable read. This one has the gang in Las Vegas for Mama's Elvis themed wedding as she prepares to wed her hunka hunka burnin' love, Earl but everyone is All Shook Up when the Elvis impersonator minister drops dead in the middle of the ceremony. The puzzling plot and many laugh out loud moments (like the Bachelorette party!) made this a very entertaining read. And poor Hard Headed Di, I really felt for her wanting to believe the best in that Hound Dog, but I couldn't understand why Liv kind of left her hanging, there were several times in the book where she just let things drop with Di. Don't be cruel, Liv! I'm not sure how Liv came up with the motive, which was kind of out in left field, but it made for a great surprise twist ending and the sweet wedding and welcome home party were heartwarming and left me with a smile on my face. (and I'm out of Elvis song titles to add!)